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National Herald Case: Delhi HC reschedules hearing to Feb 4

The Court had last month asked the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the publisher of National Herald in which Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were shareholders, to vacate the premises in the Press Enclave at ITO in the national capital.  

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New Delhi Published on: January 07, 2019 11:27 IST
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The Delhi High Court on Monday rescheduled the hearing of National Herald case to February 4, 2109, acceding to Subramanian Swamy's request to change the date.

The Court had last month asked the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the publisher of National Herald in which Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were shareholders, to vacate the premises in the Press Enclave at ITO in the national capital.

Rejecting the AJL's plea against Centre's October 30 order asking it to vacate the office situated on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Justice Sunil Gaur had said AJL will have to vacate the premises at ITO within two weeks after which proceedings under the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971 would be initiated.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, in a private criminal complaint, had accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds by paying just Rs 50 lakh, through which the Young Indian (YI) Private Limited obtained the right to recover the Rs 90.25 crore the Associate Journals Limited owed to the Congress.

All the seven accused in the case - Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, Vora, senior Congress leaders Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda and the YI - have denied the allegations levelled against them.

The court had summoned the accused on June 26, 2014. On December 19, 2015, it had granted bail to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, Vora, Fernandes and Dubey, who had appeared before it.

(With inputs from agencies)

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